Recently summer in Poland is very hot, so cold soup is a must. This is a variation of traditional Spanish gazpacho made with watermelon, cherry tomatoes, hot green pepper and basil.
Thousand-year-old eggs, voted as one of most disgusting food, actually have a creamy yolk and are able to deliver a delightful appetizer with soft tofu in summer.
This very simple to make yet very sophisticated looking dessert is just what you are looking for to serve in your next gathering.
This shot is a simple study of fruits and lavender in ice, showcasing the vibrant and refreshing colours of late Spring/early Summer. Tiny segments of orange, lemon, kiwi fruit and and lavender heads were frozen in normal tap water to give the opaque finish.
This refreshing salad with quinoa, melon, chili and cilantro is my favorite side dish with lamps skewer. I spread them with some basil oil – that's how summer is supposed to taste.
Me and my colleague, Erica Angelone, are running our blog www.krautundrueben.ch since 3 years. We're producing our posts at home and we're foodies, but not professionals in food photography. We're producing our blog post in our homes under real live conditions, with hungry dogs and curious boys...
In the end of the day, our recipes have to be simple and for everyone. We're foodies with passion but also for nice food photography and simple recipes. We love to cook, to receive, to taste and we enjoy food, live and the precious moments with friends and family.
This is a photo qualified for the finals of Polish Culinary Photo Competition this year in category "Sprouts, herbs and edible plants".
This fresh wild Alaskan salmon carcass came from a local fishmonger who generously gave it away to me for almost nothing. I styled and shot this photo to tell the story of making a fish stock with this eye catching organic beauty from nature.
This fresh green leaf only grows in Belitung, a province in Indonesia which is well-known for beautiful beaches.
Its combination with red sauce crab reminded me with joyful christmas :)
This a photo of insalata di barbabietole, an Italian salad made of thin beetroot slices, gorgonzola and walnuts served with garlic honey dressing. I learned this recipe on Italian food workshop.
These fresh bream beauties were prepared by a private chef for his clients which had very different chilli tolerances. It was roasted to perfecting but still looked it’s best just before it hit the oven. I just love the explosion of colour and freshness!
These coconut milk mixed berries popsicles dipped with toasted quinoa and shredded coconuts are the perfect elements for creating a modern palette of a clean background contrasting with punches of bold magenta hues.
The picture of fishburgers was taken for the cookbook and the idea behind it was to make it all look homey and natural.
Short ribs has always been one of my very favorite things to eat. I had it first at The Test Kitchen in Cape Town a few years ago when I worked there as a waiter. One of the chefs made it for the staff one afternoon and I was instantly hooked.
Star anise is the true the star of this dish in my book. Though subtle, magic happens when it simmers away in the stout and beef juices.
A rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort food. It's true that memories fade but still - they have a power.
Pumpkin stuffed with fall vegetables came as an unexectedly delicious meal - something perfect for that time of a year when we want to eat our favourite comfort food and spend all days on a sofa. And that was exactly what we were looking for as we were working on recipes for the cookbook - I'm super happy I could be a part of this project!
Poppyseed Mascarpone Cherry Tartlets.
For me cherries are one of the most photogene fruits ever. Can't wait for the Season each year
One of the most important elements of enjoying food is knowing that it looks so tasty. This turkey and avocado wrap represents the simple combination of ingredients that are required to make a delicious snack, and the black and white contrasting effect on the image only emphasises the bright colour of this summery food. Its great to remember that a healthier option can look and taste yummy too!
This photograph was taken at our favourite St Andrews lunch venue Blackhorn, who specialise in creating beautiful handmade burgers, wraps and salads using only fresh and local produce.
One of my favourite North African dish. It's made by steaming dried durum wheat and 5 hours baking to have a soft, yet juicy lamb.
Oktobefest - the world's biggest fair, annually held in Munich - is just around the corner. Get in the mood with these caramel and chocolate covered apples! They are as much fun to make as to eat!
Nothing beats chicken wings to feed a crowd. Za'tar Chicken wings are just that and more with the Middle Eastern twist as I used Za'tar to give these wings a fantastic flavor.
Kesäkeitto, a so called summer soup, is made of best vegetables of the season. Cream and butter make the soup irresistible. It will be gone in a blink of an eye.
Just the perfect cocktail for a summer party or a ladies' night. It's absolutely delicious and the color is amazing!
It was Wimbledon fever in London and I was commissioned to shoot these meringue nests filled with summer berries for a client used in a piece on “posh alternative to strawberries and cream" when entertaining guests during Wimbledon.
In this picture is Vegan chia pudding with mousse: green one is made from avocado and banana, brown one with addiction of cocoa. Sweetened with honey and topped with fruits.
I work with natural light and a documentary approach to all my food photography, so this image was captured in realtime, as Chef Joshua Overington plated his dessert for our photoshoot. His stunning creation is poached pear in a nougatine crust, faisselle normande and Corsican chestnut honey ice cream, for Le Cochon Aveugle in York, UK. It was delicious!
I wanted to shoot a dark and moody breakfast photo. Only dark colours, so no bright veggies of juices. This one is shot with a single flash in a dark studio.
I wanted to create summer to the plate.
In Finland we eat quite a lot fish in the summer time. Smoked salmon is one of the most popular dishes. So, the salmon is the hero of the dish, I created "grass" from tatsoi and baby rucola with some eateble flowers to boost the feeling. Shot with one flash and couple of flags and reflectors.
I have made these cakepops for the first birthday of a beautiful little girl. They were red velvet inside and milk chocolate on the outside: everyone loved them!
Homemade macarons, first attempt turned out pretty good. The filling in the middle of these macarons is white chocolate ganache encircling a dallop of raspberry jam and sprinkles of dried rose bud petals. French macarons by nature are quite photogenic. This image of them shows off the lovely tones, textures and the crumbliness of a delicious bite.
Grass Fed Ribeye on the bone. Sourced locally from Oak Valley in Elgin, Western Cape.Aged for 6 weeks. Cooked on rooi krans wood and brushed with caramelised fennel butter, salted. Thats it! Ask me I tasted this beauty, it was incredible.
Grapefruit Chicken.To BBQ or not to BBQ. That is the question.
Fire means flavor and can transform the simplest meals into a memory that lasts forever. Not everybody has the time to build a fire and wait for coals though, and these fancy grilling machines costs a lot of money, but there are simpler ways to get that charred effect.
I bought a griddle pan and use it all the time and it has literally transformed the way I cook.
This roasted chicken I made last night was one of the most delicious things I have ever made (if I may say so myself) and it took no time to prepare.
This is a photo of eggplant pilaf served with yogurt and pistachios. Shapeless pilaf is a styling challenge, but rich garnish made the dish looks very appetizing.
Dairy Free Yoghurt
Healthy has never been so good. Dairy free Yoghurt with a selection of sweet toppings. Shot with Stylist Emma Wilson for a clients campaign.
Cold Brew - the new iced coffee trend for 2016: perfect combination with ice cubes and cold milk. A delicious taste and refreshing caffeine kick for summer. Including a DIY instruction for perfect cold brew coffee.
Cherry slush. A slushy mixture for a delicious summer ice break. Less ingredients, but a delicious and creamy taste. No sugar version
Delectable hotdogs created by superstar stylist ,and food Editor Abigail Donnelly. Shot for Taste.co.za.
A typical jelly roll, filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. That’s the taste of summer at its best. It’s also gluten free.
A friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in photographing food for Kone Restaurant on South Beach, Miami, Fl for their website and menu. I had never photographed food before, so I jumped at the opportunity. This photo was taken outside on a table using natural light.
'Urban Plates' is the new-age style eatery that's become super popular in Southern California. Boasting of daily scratch-made fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and entree plates with Artisan drinks, this brand new La Jolla eatery was a definite pit stop on the opening weekend. The Vegetarian Seasonal soup of corn and peppers was as delightfully flavored as it looked. Of course, was awesome fun clicking this cup of warm comfort food.